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Supreme Court Upholds Double Dipping Ban Ruling

Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld its earlier ruling in favor of the state school board's ban on legislators working in the two-year college system. It's a practice known as double dipping.

The Supreme Court in May reversed a Montgomery County judge who had blocked the school board from enforcing the ban and a related policy restricting legislators' use of leave time to serve at the Statehouse.

The court was asked to reconsider that ruling and Friday issued a new ruling which also upholds the board's policies.

The Supreme Court ruling reversed a decision by Montgomery Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick that the State Board of Education failed to follow the requirements of the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act in passing the ban on double dipping and restricting leave.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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